You will have heard about Newton’s Laws in your science lessons – but how much do you know about Isaac Newton himself?
Apparently his mother wanted him to be a farmer – and told him to quit school when he was about 15 years old. Luckily his headmaster managed to persuade his Mum to let him return to school, and he eventually made it to the University of Cambridge! Later in his life he was named warden, and then master of the Royal Mint, which was responsible for producing England’s currency. As part of his job he personally tracked down forgers of money – and some of those he found were executed!
GCSE scientists, you need to know all about forces and motion, and be able to explain Newton’s Laws. For help with this, try our new guide, “How to work with Newton’s Laws”. The guide includes an explanation of Newton’s first, second and third Laws. As always there are questions to try, and answers to check your understanding.
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